STARGAZING — Week of April 17th through April 23rd, 2017

Apr 13, 2017 | Monthly Astrology|Stargazing

Adding to the Capricorn Moon energy on Monday is the Sun making a harmonious trine to Saturn. Both Capricorn and Saturn are associated with taxes, so it would not be a surprise to see many people doing their taxes at the last minute.

You can expect a few changes this week because both the Sun and Mars move into a new sign. The Sun moves into Taurus and Mars into Gemini. Also, Pluto retrogrades and Venus makes another square to Saturn on Monday. This can create a crashing breakthrough effect, but a nice one with a Saturn (Sag.) Sun (Aries) trine. You can look forward to the manifestation or result of this in mid-August.

The Sun enters practical Taurus on Wednesday and also aligns with Mercury retrograde. This alignment represents the halfway point in the current Mercury retrograde cycle, so it is time to start looking forward to future projects. You don’t necessarily make hard commitments or carve plans into stone, but you do begin to create a general plan to move forward in May and June. The gifts of Taurus bring stability, determination, commitment, and longevity. Be careful however, because the drawbacks can ne stubbornness, and possessiveness. For the next six week you should start to see the projects and plans you have made during the month of Aries begin to take root.

On Thursday, Mercury moves backwards from Taurus into Aries. Taurus had you looking at your values, desires and finances. Mercury now retrograde in Aries has you making a behind the scenes action plan for the future. It would also be good to begin or improve your exercise routine, or whatever you do to keep your blood circulating. Consider new ideas or methods to improve your material world and bring in some cash once Mercury moves forward in Taurus in the middle of May.

Pluto turns retrograde on Thursday morning, April 20th, until September 28th. This slow cycle can be almost unseen, but it helps you release whatever is getting in your way so that you are a more powerful person. This is a deeply rooted retrograde period where you will dig deeply into your subconscious and auric field and clear away things that are poisoning your mind/body/and spirit. Avoid obsessive behaviors or controlling people.

Yet another shift this week on Friday is fast Mars moving into quick Gemini until June 4th. Put action into new ideas and be willing to test and try new activities. This fast-moving energy, coming from Gemini’s love of new situations, new contacts, and new fascinations is the fuel that will keep you going, in a fun and easy way, for the next six weeks.

For the third time this year, and the second time this month, Venus and Saturn square off. The difference this time is that although Saturn is still retrograde, Venus has moved forward. This takes your thoughts and ideas and begins to move them into action. Could bring new housing or a new lover. This energy also rules money and finances, as well as your self-esteem. This is the year many of us will have to work overtime in order to stay in the status-quo of our daily routine. Be careful of promising too much. The final square is in October, settling us into our new lives and routines.

The Moon moves into Pisces Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. This is a gentle and fantasy filled weekend, great for movies, music, being by the water, and meditation.